This weekend is the restart of the most European football leagues after enjoying a nice winterbreak. The German Bundesliga resumed yesterday with the battle between Schalke 04 and Borussia Monchengladbach. Die Königsblauen managed to beat one of the title candidates with a good 2-0 victory, but the best match of this weekend so far is the match between Augsburg and Borussia Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben proved once again to be one of the best club in the European transfer market. They bought Erling Braut Håland for not much more than 20 million Euros, an amount that’s an absolute bargain for one World’s best striker under 20.
Erling Braut Håland
The young Norwegian striker moved from Red Bull Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund after one and a half season in Austria. He earned his transfer after scoring 29 goals in 27 matches for RB Salzburg. Some of the biggest clubs in Europe were after him in the winter, amongst them Manchester United. The manager of the Mancunians worked with Håland at Molde and was confident his fellow countryman was about to join Man United. The young lad however made a smart decision and preferred to go to Borussia Dortmund. This is the place to be for him to develop into the world class striker is can become.
Official Debut for Borussia Dortmund
Håland started on the bench for the match against Augsburg. He entered the pitch in the 56th minute when the team was 3-1 behind. In the 59th minute he scored his first official goal for Dortmund. A vital goal for his team to come back in this match. This goal gave Jaydon Sancho the opportunity to level the score only 2 minutes after the 3-2. Only 15 minutes after entering the pitch, Erling Braut Håland scored his second goal of the match and about ten minutes later he completed his hat-trick. Let this sink in, a 19 year old Norwegian striker, scores a hat-trick in his first 30 minutes for Dortmund, completing turning a Bundesliga match around. Many of us know it for some time now, but Erling Braut Håland is really something special!